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Tag: dairy

Think Green Eats for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wearing pink may help raise awareness about breast cancer, but eating green—healthy vegan foods—can actually help prevent the disease. Perhaps that’s why not only is October just Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s also World Vegetarian Awareness Month. If you want to “go” both pink and green, try Pink Lady apples, pink grapefruit, pink rhubarb, or even mushrooms in special pink packaging.

How healthy is milk?

One of the things I hear a lot from other vegans is “cow’s milk is for baby cows.” No matter what your ethical feelings about dairy might be, this does make sense, right? Just as human breast milk is made to help a baby double in size in its first year, cow’s milk is meant to help baby cows grow up fast by providing the nutrients that a calf needs to quickly put on weight and grow. So, how healthy is milk for humans? It’s questionable.

The Staying Power of Dairy Hormones

A new study by researchers at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center found that hormones injected into dairy cows during the “production” phase may stick around much longer than expected. Much like that couch surfing friend [ … ]

Big Dairy Attacks Alternative Milk

Big Dairy has unleashed a new ad campaign that comes across as a blatant attack on its newest competitors: non-dairy milk. Joining the ranks of Coke vs. Pepsi, the “Real Milk Comes From Cows” campaign is laden with language aimed at showing consumers how terrible milk substitutes are for them. Brought to you by The California Milk Processor Board, the ads lined up several milk alternatives next to “real” milk, with labels highlighting the ingredients of each.

USDA Doesn’t Follow its Own Advice on Dietary Guidelines

Becky covered the USDA’s new system for conveying its updated dietary guidelines to the public nearly two weeks ago. The USDA has move from a food pyramid to a food plate.

The food plate clearly shows that we should be eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, and not too much meat and dairy.

However, as at least one insightful climate action and healthy living advocate has recognized, the USDA doesn’t follow its own advice.

Milk Facts: What about Humanely Raised Milk and Dairy Products?

Most now know that the conditions for dairy cows on factory farms are cruel and inhumane in many ways. But how about the so-called humane alternatives? With all the new humane claims and certifications out there portraying farmers who really care for their cows and calves, what does this best case scenario really look like? Consider these basic practices of modern dairy farming…

Horizon Organic Milk Claims Misleading Customers?

Horizon Organic Milk is marketed by White Wave, which is a division of Dean’s Foods. It is the largest organic milk bottler and the largest dairy conglomerate in the United States. The Cornucopia Institute filed a formal request with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week “asking for an investigation into Dean Foods’ advertisements for its Horizon milk with Omega-3 DHA.” The Cornucopia Institute believes that Horizon Organic Milk’s nutritional benefits are being overstated.